Best 2018 Holiday Gifts for Grapplers

Self Defense Classes in RaleighIf you’ve got an MMA fighter on your list of people to shop for this holiday season, we have the list to make your gift giving easier. These must-have items are perfect for even the most experienced fighter. From popular equipment to items you may not have considered, we’ve got you covered. Another great holiday gift is our self defense classes in Raleigh. Call Gracie today to learn more!

Online Brasilian Jiu-Jitsu Technique Membership
Give your favorite fighter the gift of knowledge this holiday season with a gift certificate to some of the best BJJ content available. Sites like,, and are chock full of classes, technique how tos, and rolling sessions from the best in the sport.

Foam Roller
Every fighter you know is continually complaining about their neck, knees, and back after a tough training session. A foam roller makes a great gift and will be used daily. Shop and pick up the Trigger Point roller for $40 with free shipping.

Tape Armor
Specifically made for BJJ fighters, this tape is designed to be wrapped around fingers and is thin enough and flexible enough to be both comfortable and effective. Taping fingers can prevent injury and improve recovery time. Tuck some in your fighter’s stocking and watch their eyes light up. Shop

Travel Gift Cards
Bus passes, light rail fares, airline and hotel gift cards are always a great gift for those who travel to teach, train, or compete. Every athlete out there will have the urge to attend a seminar, travel for competition, or need to get to the gym throughout the year. Check for gift cards that are discounted.

Training and Lesson Certificates
Private lessons and group training gift certificates are some of the most requested items from MMA fighters. Training is expensive and helping to defer the cost for your fighter by giving them this valuable time makes a great gift. Expect to spend between $100 – $150 per hour for time with a top instructor.

New Gi
Always a popular choice for BJJ fighters is a new gi. Check with your fighter’s favorite pro shop to see if they have a gi that features their gym or school logo or if the gi can be customized with your fighter’s name or nickname.

Merchandise and Apparel
When shopping for gift items, your grappler will love don’t forget to check Their pricing policy allows you to price match with Amazon and eBay to ensure that you’re getting a great deal and their selection will help you find the right gift.

Gym Bags
Most fighters put their bag through a workout hauling their gear day in and day out. This is another great item to find on All the major brands are there with a giant selection and great prices.

BJJ, MMA and Affordable Self Defense Classes in Raleigh

Want to give someone the nudge to pursue their fighting dreams? Call or stop by Gracie Raleigh today and pick up a gift certificate for BJJ, MMA, and self defense classes in Raleigh. New students always get free classes and parents are never locked into a contract for their children’s martial arts classes. Come train with the best and most professional coaches in the Raleigh area! See what you’ve been missing at Gracie Raleigh.